What to do with fireplace ashes. A cord of firewood can produce 50 pounds of ashesa formidable heap of soot but also a great source for mineral rich dust that has practical uses. With the wonderful choices in electric fireplaces out on the market now a world of ability has opened up to us to add a fireplace to any room. With tools in hand you are now ready to remove ashes from your fireplace.
If possible wait 24 hours after the last fire burned in the fireplace. This gives time for the ashes and any remaining pieces of wood to have cooled down. What you do is dampen some old newspapers dip them into ashes then vigorously scrub the glass.
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Employ the same technique with any windows in your home that show a buildup of limescale. Unlike ashes you cant use flames any place except in the fireplace. Now during winter months wood fires may be constant or with very little downtime between fires.
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Just be careful to store them in a fireproof container with the lid shut to choke any embers. They are better for icy walks and steps than salt as they dont kill the grass or eat the cement like salt can. You do have to keep a rug at the door or take off your shoes at the door.